HOWARD, O.S. (1851, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1851
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Oswego, NY
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Peter Lamoree
Original Owner and Location:
Alvin Bronson, Oswego, NY.
Ownership Notes:
Owned by A.C. Mattoon during building but enrolled under Bronson.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
14" x 42" engine. 380 tubes, tubular boiler, 700' fire surface by N.B. Starbuck. Sidewheel invented by George S. Weeks.
Dimensions
Length:
82' 6"
Beam:
14' 7"
Depth:
5' 10"
Tonnage (old style):
63 29/95
History

1852, Mar 27 Enrolled Oswego, NY; built in east cove, Oswego; machinery installed by John King & W.S. Smith; cost $10,000, first tug on the Great Lakes

1853, Jun Ogdensburg, NY owners.

1856, Dec Sunk, Ogdensburg.

1861, Mar Ran at Ogdensburg.

1861, May 10 Partially thrown on dock in gale.

1862, Apr 11 New ferry NEW YORK replaced HOWARD.

1863 Owned H. Plumb, Ogdensburg.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188

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HOWARD, O.S. (1851, Steamer)